Christmas in Stockholm
Stockholm has a unique place among all other world capitals. Winter Stockholm has a look of a piece belonging to a fairytale reality. The best way to see what Stockholm Christmas Eve looks and smells like is to stroll around the Old Town. Probably the reason is the fantastic atmosphere that presents in the old marketplace.
Turn into a baker
Skansen can be found among the most memorable points of interest of Swedish capital. It is a very popular outdoor museum founded in 1891. You could see all types of Swedish architecture there. Furthermore, there are some buildings which are not only preserved until now but still functioning! Bakeries, schools, forges and post offices are the most interesting during the last evening before Christmas when everyone can enter them and join funny competitions.
It the second half of December there is a great Christmas market in Skansen. All people who wish to know what “Stockholm tourism” is about should certainly visit it. In case if you are not a a big shopper you can, let’s say, try baking bread using the 19th century bakery equipment. Challenging, isn’t it?
Skansen market gathers several hundreds of visitors daily. Patience will help you a lot since there will certainly be queues and crowd, however it’s still worth coming.
When non-shoppers like shopping
Stureplan square is an amusing point of interest with outstanding local market. People say that all the pleasure is related not to the souvenirs you pay for but to the process itself. Stureplan should certainly be visited in your Christmas holidays. You will never find such a site with such a Scandinavian atmosphere in any part of the world.
Ice-skating is a good solution after shopping, the skating rink is not fat from Stureplan. It’s a public place where mostly foreigners come to spend time. Therefore the rink is the most suitable place for striking up new acquaintances.
The museums of the Swedish capital are amusing for both young and adult people. However, there are also some activities mainly oriented on families with children. Stockholm circus would be a great choice. Great artists will prepare something really exciting. Your children will be thankful and happy, don’t even doubt! Family time should be spent in interesting places just like Stockholm circus.
Ferry tours are exciting too. One can find a ferry just near the Opera and join a fantastic tour around the area. But please don’t forget that blowing weather is not good for that. There are thick and warm buck skins on a ferry for those who are cold. But if the weather is still and it doesn’t snow you will enjoy really memorable landscapes of winter Stockholm.
Fun for everyone
Stockholm has a small daylight in early winter and from time to time the weather becomes simply horrible. Even if the air temperature seems to be OK the wind can ruin all plans. Then it’s recommended to look for an indoor kind of activity.
Young tourists and just the enthusiasts who love thrilling ambience will appreciate local escape rooms. You can check Questrooms, Exit Games and other attraction sites like that. There are several dozens of escape rooms in Stockholm!
Evening or afternoon can be devoted to the Royal Opera or the National Museum. At night it will be a great idea to relax in a bar. The Stockholm old town is full of bars and clubs. As a matter of fact the majority of Stockholm pubs and bars can be compared to the European counterparts. Swedish beer is incredibly specific and is worth trying it without looking at the price. Hectic nightlife is another remarkable characteristic about Stockholm. Great bars and clubs can be found in any part of city center. Everyone will quickly and easily find a cool place.
Enjoy a great view of Stockholm
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. There is no other ball in the world larger than that. In addition, you could enjoy a great view from the Sports Center viewing platform. The platform revolves around the Center and rises up to 130 meters! Entire Stockholm will be seen in plain sight.
Don’t hesitate and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!